Get ready for a numbers blog! Today in the blog we’re looking at 2020 versus 2021 disc golf growth. I’ve found three sources that are reliable, disc golf centric, and offer their data for free. They provide quantitative data to prove what we all already know in our hearts to be true.
I started following the pro scene in 2010 a little bit when I started playing disc golf. But Jomez wasn’t around yet and the DGPT wouldn’t be around for another 6 years. So watching disc golf was a little more difficult than it is to access today.
So I’d like to look back at 4 of the tournaments from the last 5 years where I think there’s been a big upset. I’ll put them in order of how crazy the upset was.
First let’s define what a mid is. They’re also called/spelled Midrange or mid-range disc. There’s never been a clear way to spell them, maybe that’s one reason they aren’t respected more.
For me, a mid is any disc that’s speed 4 to 5.5, so not a putter and not a driver. I think mids are usually a smushed putter, with a softer edge than a driver. These hardworking discs rarely get the praise they deserve (in my eyes). People are always banging on about how much work the putter puts in, or how a distance driver was crushing those drives.